An independent review into workplace health and safety of local government representatives will be discussed at the next LGAT general meeting.
The motion will ask the state government to commit to enable Equal Opportunity Tasmania to conduct an independent review into the issue.
Association for Local Government Women in Tasmania secretary Debra Thurley said the timing was right for this review.
"With elections due next year, this review would send a signal to the community that local government is willing to look under the bonnet and see what improvements may need to be made," she said.
"Very similar inquiries are happening around the country. It's the right time to support this work."
Ms Thurley said that poor culture in local government would hamper efforts to increase diversity.
"Poor culture in Local Government can devalue an entire organisation and workforce. It can also discourage people from running for local government, which means less diversity in this important sector," she said.
"The culture of a local authority is determined by its how decisions are made, as well as how elected members and officers behave, interact, and carry out their roles."
Ms Thurley highlighted instances of councillors behaving poorly towards staff in past years as a reason the review was necessary.
Local Government and Planning Minister Roger Jaensch said any bullying or harassment was "unacceptable".
"Bullying, harassment and discrimination are unacceptable in any forum and it is the responsibility of each council to provide a safe working environment," he said.
"The Director of Local Government and I will continue to support councils and the Local Government Association of Tasmania to assist the sector."
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Labor spokesperson for Local Government Anita Dow said that Labor would support such an inquiry into local government.
"Labor has previously called for local government to be included as part of the review of the Tasmanian Parliament workplace culture," she said
"Labor would support the expansion of this independent review to cover local government, or to establish a separate process to review workplace culture in all of Tasmania's Councils."
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Ms Dow said it was important to ensure the local government sector was a healthy workplace.
"Local government is critical as a major regional employer, in representing the interests of communities and delivering the important services," she said.
The motion will go before the general assembly at the LGAT State Conference on Thursday 5 August.
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